Attempts to forge a new coalition government in Germany have collapsed. What does it mean for Chancellor Merkel? Our guests: Werner Sonne (freelance journalist), Alan Posener (Die Welt) and Ulrike Herrmann (taz).
Werner Sonne, journalist and author.
Alan Posener, author for the German newspaper Die Welt.
Ulrike Herrmann, business editor for the German newspaper taz.
A number of world leaders, including German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and US Vice President Mike Pence, are in Poland to mark the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II.
Lindner helped the FDP return to Germany's lower house of parliament, the Bundestag, in the 2017 elections. But he turned down an opportunity to form a coalition government with Chancellor Angela Merkel after the vote.
The German chancellor was seen slightly shaking while greeting Finland's prime minister in Berlin. It's the third time in recent weeks that this has been noticed during public appearances.
Angela Merkel has again been seen shaking at a public appointment, after a previous incident was attributed to heat and dehydration. Germany is in the midst of a heat wave that has seen temperatures soar.
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